Washington, D.C. – Today the International Code Council, the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions, released a new framework to assist governments and building industry stakeholders in meeting energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals.  

The Code Council Board of Directors, which consists of 18 government code officials who were elected by their peers, adopted the framework, Leading the Way to Energy Efficiency: A Path Forward on Energy and Sustainability to Confront a Changing Climate. This framework includes using the Code Council’s American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standards process to update the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).  

Future editions of the IECC will build on prior successes including an increase of efficiency requirements by about 40%, or an average of 8% a cycle from 2006 to 2021, allowing the IECC to remain a strong avenue for communities to reach their energy efficiency

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How old is my appliance?

Homeowners are often curious of the age of their home appliances. We have provided this service to try to help them to date their major appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.) accurately from the code usually contained within their serial number.

Unfortunately only modern appliances made after the 1970’s or 1980’s are possible to date this way (and sometimes not even then). This service will NOT date antique models nor even those built in the 1950’s or 1960’s. Those will need manual intervention of a product knowledgeable specialist to date them …if possible at all.